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The impact of diabetes on sexual function

Diabetes can have a significant impact on sexual function and quality of life for men and GPs can play a key role in improving this.

Giovanni will outline the impact diabetes has on sexual function as well as the treatment solutions and practical approaches for managing patients erectile dysfunction.

Learn what to recommend and when to do so. Find out which option has the highest satisfaction rates, you may be surprised!

As always, we will answer as many questions as possible.



Giovanni Losco

Adult and Paediatric Urologist

Giovanni completed fellowship training in paediatric urology at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and gained extensive experience in reconstructive urology, female urology, pelvic organ prolapse, urethroplasty and urological care of spinal injuries while working at the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and the Institute of Urology, University College Hospital, London. Prior to that, he worked at Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Sydney where he focussed on bladder dysfunction with a particular interest in male and female incontinence.

In 2018 he was awarded a Travelling Fellowship where he spent time in the USA operating with world-leading surgeons in erectile dysfunction: Dean Knoll (Nashville, Tennessee) and Brian Christine (Birmingham, Alabama). Before leaving New Zealand, Giovanni undertook his post-graduate training in Christchurch, Wellington and Palmerston North.

Alongside maintaining an interest in general urology in both adults and children, Giovanni holds a number of leadership positions: Clinical Director of Urology, Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury; Chair, NZ Urology Clinical Directors’ Group; Director, Urology Associates; Trustee, Canterbury Urology Research Trust; Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Otago, Christchurch; Examiner in Urology, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons; Prevocational Educational Supervisor, Medical Council of New Zealand; Clinical Lead for Urology, Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury; Consultant Urologist, Burwood Spinal Unit; and sits on a number of ACC and Ministry of Health committees concerning reducing harm from surgical mesh.